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HCA Midwest Health Hospitals Receive Recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association "Get with the Guidelines"® Programs

Menorah Medical Center June 16, 2016

HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider, announces that Centerpoint Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center have received recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG).  The quality improvement program was created to help hospital teams follow the most up-to-date, research-based standards with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients and that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. 

Awards received include Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver and Gold Plus Quality Achievement awards with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll.

“HCA Midwest Health and its family of hospitals throughout the Kansas City region are dedicated to improving the quality of care for our heart failure and stroke patients, and implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program helps us to accomplish this goal by tracking and measuring our success in meeting internationally-respected guidelines,” says HCA Midwest Health President M.L. Lagarde III.

Centerpoint Medical Center http://hcamidwest.com/about/newsroom/hca-midwest-health-hospitals-receive-recognition-from-the-american-heart-association-american-stroke

Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit received GWTG Heart Failure® Gold Plus Target Heart Failure Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award and Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. Lee’s Summit Medical Center is dual certified as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and Certified Stroke Care Center by The Joint Commission.

Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. Menorah Medical Center is a Certified Stroke Care Center by The Joint Commission.

Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park received Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. Overland Park Regional Medical Center is a Certified Stroke Care Center by The Joint Commission.

According to the American Heart Association, about 5.7 million adults in the United States suffer from heart failure, with the number expected to rise to eight million by 2030. Statistics show that each year about 870,000 new cases are diagnosed and about 50 percent of those diagnosed will die within five years. However, many heart failure patients can lead a full, enjoyable life when their condition is managed with proper medications or devices and with healthy lifestyle changes. According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.  On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

For more information on HCA Midwest Health and its family of hospitals, visit hcamidwest.com.

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